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ZO5905: RESEARCH PROJECT IN MARINE CONSERVATION (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

The three-month individual Research Project can cover any area of marine conservation and is undertaken under the supervision of a member of staff who is an expert in your chosen field.  Many projects are also done in collaboration with an external organisation. The project provides opportunities for you to develop your abilities and skills, generate hypotheses and design ways of testing them and to analyse, report and discuss your findings. You will learn to take responsibility for implementing your own plans and modifying them as necessary. The project is written up in the style of a scientific paper manuscript or of a consultancy report.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Philip Smith

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Master Of Science In Marine Conservation

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • Independent research project that can cover any area of Marine Conservation, and which may be field, computer or laboratory based.
  • Enables students to develop skills that are most relevant to their personal career aspirations.
  • Provides a thorough training in managing all aspects of a research project from inception to delivery of a thesis in the style of a manuscript for an international scientific journal or of a consultancy report;
  • Projects can be based anywhere in the world and are often associated with current cutting-edge research by academic staff;
  • Collaboration with external organisations is encouraged to enable students to gain a greater range of experience and contacts.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Performance during project

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback on performance from the project supervisor.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Paper/Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 90
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback is provided on a draft version of the project paper/report.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyto write a scientific manuscript focused on a research question, effectively reviewing relevant literature and interpreting primary data in light of that literature
ProceduralCreateproficiency in planning and implement an independent research project

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